Events Archive

BLIP: Brown Laptop Improvisation Project, featuring students from Music 1225: Networked Systems for Musical Performance

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Location: Granoff Center, Studio 1

An evening of new performances and experimental data strategies by students in Music 1225: Networked Systems for Musical Performance.

Featuring performances by Hollis Jenkins, Sam McKinney, Eli Neuman-Hammond, Joanna Podias, Taylor Riner, Mena Sachdev, and Max Sternlicht

Those attending the concert will have the opportunity not just to listen, but to taste the new BLIP API: application-pizza-interface. Free pizza will be served. See you there!

Free and open to the public

MEME Ensemble: Microphone as Instrument

Monday, May 14, 2018 @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Location: Fulton Rehearsal Hall

Please join us for a dynamic evening of sound installations, listening experiments, and performances! The end-of-semester concert for MEME Ensemble: Microphone as Instrument will feature new sonic works from an incredibly talented group of creative individuals including: Baird Acheson, Eli Backer, Kyle Brier, Zack Davey, Kish Haththotuwegama, Geoffrey Hazard, Alina Kulman, Lindsay Sack, Peter Tomasi, Lily Wright, and Yoel Zaid.

MUSC2280 Concert

Thursday, May 3, 2018 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Grant Recital Hall

A final concert for Designing Large-Scale Multimedia Projects (MUSC 2280). The course is a production seminar designed for students working on a single, large project in Multimedia and/or Computer Music. It covers planning and implementation strategies, with group critiques of proposals and works-in-progress. The class structure includes individual lessons for students working on a graduate or undergraduate thesis project. This final concert event is free and open to the public.

Ushamami Live: A Multimedia Thesis Performance

Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Location: Granoff Center, Studio 1

On April 20 Menaka Sachdev '18 presents "Ushamami Live," a multimedia thesis performance at the Granoff Center in Studio 1. The performance features more than 15 musicians and artists, blending RnB, Hip Hop, House, Techno, and much more.

About Mena Sachdev

MEME Colloquium: Andrea Young

Thursday, April 12, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Orwig Music Building, Room 112

This colloquium featuring Andrea Young is free and open to the public. To request special services, accommodations, or assistance for this event, please contact Lauren Bitsoli [401-863-3234] as far in advance of the event as possible.

About the Digital Voice Interface: Compositions and Performances

MEME Colloquium: Chris Mann

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Steinert Hall

This colloquium featuring Chris Mann is free and open to the public. To request special services, accommodations, or assistance for this event, please contact Lauren Bitsoli [401-863-3234] as far in advance of the event as possible.

About the Talk

8.field -Reception

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Granoff Center, Studio 1

A reception for Luc Bokor-Smith's installation 8.field. The reception and viewing of installation are free and open to the public.

8.field for light/sound/code

an honors thesis installation by luc bokor-smith

Gallery hours for this installation are as follows:

3/19 - 6pm - 10pm
3/20 - 10am - 10pm
3/21 - 10am - 10pm
3/22 - 10am - 10pm
3/23 - 10am - 1pm

Info and artist's statement on Facebook event page.

Roger Beebe: Films for One to Eight Projectors

Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Grant Recital Hall

A spectacular evening of multiple projection performance with filmmaker Roger Beebe, currently in the midst of his first East Coast tour in seven years. "Films for One to Eight Projectors" features several premieres of new works alongside some of his best-known projector performances (including the six-projector show-stopping “Last Light of a Dying Star”) as well as recent award-winning work in single-channel HD video.

Music Now with Todd Winkler

Friday, March 9, 2018 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: Orwig Music Building, Room 109

MUSIC NOW is an informal forum series for Brown’s community of composers as well as students and faculty interested in contemporary music. Free and open to the public.

About Todd Winkler

Music Now with Butch Rovan

Friday, March 2, 2018 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: Orwig Music Building, Room 109

MUSIC NOW is an informal forum series for Brown’s community of composers as well as students and faculty interested in contemporary music. Free and open to the public.

About Butch Rovan

MEME Colloquium with Matt Wellins

Thursday, March 1, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Orwig Music Building, Room 112

This colloquium featuring Matt Wellins is free and open to the public. Wellins is an artist, scholar, and PhD candidate at Wesleyan University working in digital media and sonic arts practices.

About the Talk

PULSATIONS [BITUMEN]

Friday, February 2, 2018 @ 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Location: Granoff Center, Studio 1

This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7:00pm. Seating is first come, first serve. No late admittance, no seating after start of concert. Please arrive early!

Audrey Chen & Phil Minton Voice Performance

Thursday, February 1, 2018 @ 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Location: Grant Recital Hall

With primary focus on the interplay between the uttered sounds of the mouth and vocal chords, Minton and Chen plumb the depths of their most inherent and bodily instruments. Their improvisations are fearless, fragile, hungry, passionate, riotous, ululating and animalistic, yet are also in all respects, human. They express, pronounce and intensely articulate (in their fashion) the many nuanced shades of their individual and collaborative conditions.

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Monday, December 18, 2017 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Granoff Center, Studio 1

Throughout this semester, the students of Real-time Systems (MUSC 1210) have experimented with MaxMSP and used digital signal processing techniques to create unique performance systems, instruments, and collaborations focused on real-time processes.

Concert: Building Musical Instruments MUSC 1240I

Saturday, December 16, 2017 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Granoff Center, Studio 1

This end-of-term concert for "Building Musical Instruments" (MUSC 1240I) is free and open to the public. In "Building Musical Instruments," the students study and create expressive musical sound by building acoustic, analog, and digital instruments. Using sonic goals as inspiration for design features, they build handheld acoustic instruments, contact microphones, basic synthesizers, and digital controllers, and they consider the ways in which these distinct objects can work together to form a musical performance system.

MEME Ensemble Final Concert

Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Fulton Rehearsal Hall

The Electroacoustic Improv Ensemble (also known as the MEME Ensemble) is an group devoted to free improvisation with new media. Experimental approaches to sound and focused listening techniques are explored with acoustic instruments, live electronics, real-time video, together with networked improvisation, and more. This end-of-term concert is free and open to the public.

MUSIC NOW featuring Kristina Warren

Friday, September 15, 2017 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: Orwig Music Building, Room 109

“Control Yourself: Designing Performance in Electroacoustic Music”

Music Now is an informal forum series for Brown’s community of composers as well as students and faculty interested in contemporary music. Free and open to the public.

Generative Sound Systems Final Show

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 @ 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Granoff Center, Studio 1

New installations and live performances from MUSC 1240J: Generative Sound Systems.  Featuring: Adrienne Ahn, Amber Vistein, Andrew Gord, CJ Park, Cory Broad, Elise Harmon, Erica Enriquez, Ian MacDougald, Kayla Fisher, Luc Bokor-Smith, Madison Beckerman, Margaret Norton, Mercan Denizci, noah ezer, Stephen Flaherty, Todd Anderson, and Zebulon Wimsatt.  Instructor: Caroline Park. 
   

Tactile Media Workshop - End of Semester Performance

Thursday, April 27, 2017 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Granoff Center, Kooper Studio

In Tactile Media Workshop (MUSC 0221 - MEME Ensemble) students engaged in critical and experimental approaches to hardware technologies associated with sound and image production, focusing on technology often thought of as “behind” our media, its history, mechanics, and how to engage with it expressively. Technologies covered include standard microphones, contact mics, speakers, transducers, magnetic tape, turntables, and experimental film techniques.

Ballet Mécanique

Thursday, March 9, 2017 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Grant Recital Hall

Ballet mécanique (concerto version) (film directed by Fernand Léger and Dudley Murphy, 1923-4; music composed by George Antheil, edited and arranged by Guy Livingston and Paul D. Lehrman, Visiting Artist at Brown University).

Designing Accessible Music Interfaces

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Location: Orwig Music Building, Room 109

Join the Department of Music for, "Designing Accessible Music Interfaces", a MEME colloquium event featuring guest speaker and doctoral student in Music Education at New York University, Ethan Hein!

Free & open to the public

AD2CART

Friday, February 17, 2017 @ 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Grant Recital Hall

AD2CART is a music and multimedia theatrical work exploring psychedelic visions of digital consumerism. In it, a recommendation algorithm transcends the Facebook sidebar to make contact with a user. Through a series of micro-targeted ads the algorithm reveals the path to self-realization. The user embarks on his journey only to discover that fulfillment is more elusive than expected.

 


 

RTSfest: Real-Time Systems 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016 @ 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Location: Grant Recital Hall

New works from members of Mark Cetilia’s “Seminar for Electronic Music: Real Time Systems” class at Brown University, featuring performances by Luc Bokor-Smith, Ben Davis, Kayla Fisher, Matt Haronian, Oliver Hu, Jeremy Joachim, Sam Levine, Sam McKinney, Takayoshi Miyamoto, Thomas Nath, Margaret Norton, Mena Sachdev, Sam Title, and Brendan Walsh. The concert is free and open to the public.

 

"Stones and Drones": MEME Ensemble Final Concert

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Grant Recital Hall



This concert will feature performances of Christian Wolff's classic text score "Stones," followed by "Timezones I for 6-7," written by ensemble coach Luke Moldof, specifically for the members of the group.

Performers: Mishaal Advani, Annabelle Barsky, Hollis Jenkins, Taylor Riner, Victoria Tan, Alfonso Vigliero, Luke Moldof

Free & open to the public

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